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Old 10-04-2006, 12:48 AM
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Just wondering how many of the breeders out here have had this happen?

Well we all have discussed breeding a time or two. Many of the breeders here chose to stay with the female during welp of the litter. So the question is Did you know that a female dog can stop and or shut off the delivery at any time?

I will give you two areas that secures this discussion.

Cocker/poodle female Shadow:

One day I noticed the dog run into the dog house at my grandmother's. It was a bit of a scammpered run. So Iwent to see what the problem was. Well the dog house in question had a lifting top on it. So life was easy for me. I then looked at her and her face was grungy and slimy. I noticed down at her tail a small bulge just sitting there. Okay I was young so I gave the dog a pat on the head and walked away. I went to the house to see what time it was. So 2.00 pm serves my mind correctly.

I went back somewhere around 3.00 pm. To lift up the dog house lid to find that she had 3 pups and another coming. Okay that one stopped to. I again gave her a pat on the head and walked away.

I went back at 4.30 and she had 3 more pups and the last one coming out. Again that one would stop. So just out of curiousity I would stay a min longer. Nope Shadow just stopped everything from pushing to licking just everything. So I would leave and come back 10 min's latter and low and behold miss shadow was done. All pups cleaned and all pups nursing.

2) Zeita our shepherd had gone into labour at 6.00 p,m. She had everything that she needed. But truly had to be up my butt. Well it seemed very strange that when the kids made a noise and or came in the welping room she would stop her labour. She did this each and everytime.

So I sincerely beleive that sometimes we as humans cause alot of delivery problems in the dogs. They need true love and compassion but alot of times just need to be left alone to do what comes naturally.
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Old 10-04-2006, 01:10 AM
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Yes, that is so true cndr... i thought the same thing, but when my white shepard mix was about to have her first and only litter, she would scream everytime i got up to go inside. She wanted me right there and would not push unless i held her head and rubbed between her eyes. At times she would look at me to help her and i did so. She was such a great mother, so yes there are many times when we humans can make the delivery a problem, but it depends on how the human intervenes and on the dog. Most of the time we should just leave them alone tho... try that first, if help is needed make sure to give it.
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Old 10-04-2006, 05:11 AM
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i don't know much about breeding or whelping but I would think that if she got to the point of delivering those pups that she couldn't stop her uterus from contracting. It's part of giving birth... the uterus contracts and pushes the pup down the birth canal. But like I said... I don't know much about it, it's just my thought on it.
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Old 10-04-2006, 08:17 AM
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i don't know much about breeding or whelping but I would think that if she got to the point of delivering those pups that she couldn't stop her uterus from contracting. It's part of giving birth... the uterus contracts and pushes the pup down the birth canal. But like I said... I don't know much about it, it's just my thought on it.
Yes you would think so. Although look back into the wild. The alpha wolf is in labour, danger is arising. The dog will naturally stop all labour. It is a known and given fact. Threfore, some domesticated dogs show the same behavior.

One more thing all dogs eat the placenta were as to secure the area from any preditor's to come around and to kill and eat the young. This is a utmost natural situation in most dogs.

As far as doggie wanting to have mom around, yes we have had many of them and that to is cool. I just find when a person breeds their dog, stands and watches pocks and prod's at the dog just aggrivates the situation.

I have seen people in general take temps palpulate and just go off the wall when the dog is in labour. To me this is cruel to both the dog and the pups.
you will know if the dog is in distress and or having complications. To me that is the sign that the dog needs a professional and needs to go see her Vet.

Now we had one girl that was just a nut. Zafra! She would give you that look pat you with her paw as if to say its time. Then go to her welping room and start delivering. You go in and check things out. All is good in love and war. Mind you we would have another female that would totally drive you nuts.

So I do say all dogs are individuals and should be treated as such.
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Old 10-04-2006, 09:36 AM
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Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm !!!! NC !!
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Old 10-04-2006, 02:31 PM
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I havent had a problem yet. Even have had my 2 oldest daughters help me during the process. Problem with not being there to help is its hard to record weights, time, and sex of the pup born. For AKC you need to have these records.

I agree that some bitches can get nervous. Just the nature of the beast. I have yet to see a bitch stop labor. Heard of it happening but hasnt happend to me yet.
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